The Easter Bunny, egg hunts and candy---these are all things associated with Easter that make it a fun-filled holiday for children. If you are hosting a party to commemorate the holiday, games will make the celebration all the more fun.
Pin the Tail on the Bunny
This game is similar to Pin the Tail on the Donkey, but instead of a donkey, kids pin the tail on an Easter Bunny. You can either draw your own bunny on a large piece of oak tag paper or blow up and print out an image of a bunny. Hang the bunny image on a wall. Supply each child with a cotton ball that has a piece of tape on it. To play, children are blindfolded, spun in three circles and directed toward the bunny picture. The child who places his cotton ball closest to the rear of the bunny wins the game.
Children will have fun hopping around in this Easter version of the game tag. Ask one child to volunteer to be "it." The remaining players hop around, trying to avoid being tagged by "it," who also hops. Children who are tagged by "it" must sit out. Also, if a child is caught running instead of hopping, she is automatically out of the game. The last child standing wins the game and gets to select who "it" will be for the next game.
Kids race to roll a hard-boiled egg to the finish line in this game. Line the ground with large plastic tarps. These can be purchased in the paint section of a home supply store. Create a starting and ending point on the tarp with strips of masking tape. Place hard-boiled eggs on the starting line---one for each child. Kids must get on their hands and knees and roll their eggs from the start to the finish, using only their noses. Anyone who is caught using any other body part to push the egg is automatically out of the game. The first child to successfully roll her egg to the finish line wins the game.
Who Stole my Easter Egg?
In this game, children hide an Easter egg from a child Easter Bunny. Have kids sit in a circle on the floor. Select one child to be the Easter Bunny. This child steps out of the room while one of the children sitting in the circle is given a plastic Easter egg to hide behind his back. The Easter Bunny comes back into the room and has three chances to guess who stole his Easter egg. If he correctly guesses who stole his Easter egg, he gets to choose the next Easter Bunny. If he is incorrect, the person who has the Easter egg must reveal himself and gets to play the Easter Bunny in the next round of the game.
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